Book Review

Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund

In a Town Mired In Darkness, She May Shine The Light They Need

This is the first time I have read any of Jody Hedlund’s books. I wondered at first if it would be fine to read book 3 before book 1 & 2 in the “Beacons of Hope” series and I am happy to tell you that although it would be better to do so, it is not a necessity.

The first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful cover….the lighthouse in the background was intriguing and it turns out the the lighthouse is almost like an additional character. In Undaunted Hope, Tessa Taylor is determined to be the best teacher Eagle Harbour has ever seen and despite many obstacles, including two men (brothers) who are both in love with her when teachers in those days were not allowed to be married, nor keep company with men.

Alex and his brother Michael must come to terms with their feelings for the Hope Harbour teacher while standing up to the overbearing Percival Updegraff. Percival is determined to run the town <em>his</em> way, even if it means that the best interests of the town are second place.

I don’t want to give too much away, but as you go you will fall in love with these characters, you will be rooting for them and cheering them on while Tessa’s students climb right in to your heart.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

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